A federal judge has denied the federal government’s request for a 60 day stay in the matter of Mance v. Holder. In that case, the Northern District of Texas held that the Federal ban on interstate transfers of firearms except through an FFL was unconstitutional. The federal government had requested a 60-day stay on the order to allow them time to decide whether or not to file an appeal. The Northern District was unimpressed . . .
It essentially told los federales to go pound sand until and unless they file an appeal. (Which, obviously, they may yet decide to do.) Alan Gottleib, whose organization was part of the suit, allowed himself a little victory lap:
“We’re delighted that Judge O’Connor is not going to simply allow the government to stall this ruling,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “This case could have significant ramifications nationwide, and allowing a two-month stay while the government essentially claims it will be thinking about whether to appeal obviously was not warranted.”
Congratulations to Mr. Gottlieb, the CCRKBA and Alan Gura for yet another win.